Former Skegness Grammar School pupils to lead Hertfordshire Students’ Union

The Super Herts team left to right: Gemma Fulton, Brad Johnson, Jack Amos, Rana Omer Farooq, Joe Emmerson, Grainne O'Monghain
The Super Herts team left to right: Gemma Fulton, Brad Johnson, Jack Amos, Rana Omer Farooq, Joe Emmerson, Grainne O'Monghain

Two former Skegness Grammar School pupils have been elected by the students of the University of Hertfordshire to lead Hertfordshire Students’ Union in the next academic year.

Brad Johnson, former deputy head boy of Skegness Grammar School was elected to take the role of vice-president communications and media, a role that sees him oversee union communications at the students’ union and also becomes editor in chief of Trident Media, the students’ union media outlet.

Joe Emmerson, former head of Magdalen House at Skegness Grammar School was elected to take the role of student trustee, a key oversight role at the students’ union. He will join a board that is responsible for the financial security of the SU, a prestigious position that only three students at the university can hold at any one time.

Brad and Joe ran in a team called SuperHerts which also features current elected officers and other engaged students at the university. The team used a super heroes theme throughout the campaign. Five out of the six members of SuperHerts were elected with the exception of Gemma Fulton who was pipped at the post by Annabel Mabin.

Brad and Joe were elected in a re-vote at the Students’ Union after the initial election was voided due to suspicion of voting irregularities. However, following the re-vote, the two Skeggy lads were elected by their student peers to take the roles. They will start their roles in the first week of July.